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Principal Software Engineer, Technology

Overview

Principal Software Engineer – Technology

DigitasLBi is a highly-caffeinated playground where brilliant minds come together to make bold, award-winning advertising. We use data-driven insights to guide our work, but we also believe in a healthy dose of spirited storytelling. Paving the way for this is our amazing Technology team, dedicated to transforming the marketing landscape. Right now, we’re looking for a Principal Software Engineer to lead the charge. Up for it? Read on.

What you’ll do:

As Principal Software Engineer of Technology, you’ll leadan interdisciplinary team that creates world-class data-driven internet-based solutions. You’ll be responsible for the success of all technical and functional aspects of a project. Day to day, your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading technical design and implementation of practical, maintainable project solutions
  • Taking responsibility for effective programming, installation, configuration, documentation, operation, monitoring and maintenance of web hardware and software environments
  • Participating in technical research and development to help us innovate our services
  • Developing and adhering to coding standards
  • Installing SSL certificates, fine-tuning servers and configuring domains/vanity URLs/sub-domains
  • Performing Dev/Stage/Prod Server deployments
  • Creating automated deployment scripts (i.e. ANT and NANT)
  • Identifying appropriate hardware and software solutions to support client project needs
  • Keeping a pulse on evolving web standards
  • Performing code reviews, developing and adhering to coding standards
  • Encouraging team awareness and adoption of relevant emerging technologies
  • Mentoring more junior team members
  • Serving as a recognized subject matter expert in the field

We’re looking for a talented Principal Software Engineer who’s a delight to work with, which usually includes:

  • A four year degree and 2 to 4 years of web development experience (preferably at a creative agency)
  • Deep familiarity with the digital environment
  • A proven ability to work effectively as a technical team member in small teams
  • Experience building and deploying 3-5 Java or .NET based web solutions
  • Experience designing data schemas and integrating relational databases into web solutions
  • Experience with web services, preferably RESTful, server-side as well as client-side
  • Solid grasp of web solutions utilizing a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Expertise in HTML, CSS
  • Advanced Javascript development skills, including knowledge of jQuery, Ajax and DOM
  • Strong Java or .NET/C# skills including proficiency in Web services, JSP/ASP, rebuilding and deploying Java or .NET applications to the server environment, use of open source frameworks such as Lucene, Serviet maintenance, IDE tools such as Eclipse or Visual Studio
  • Proficiency in XML and its role and application in complex software projects
  • Firm understanding of software engineering methodologies such as object-oriented design and design patterns, including MVC
  • Administration skills on web server and application server products, preferably Apache, Tomcat, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience with SQL, relational data models and database systems, especially in support of web sites and related architectures
  • Experience deploying cloud-based web solutions, e.g. Amazon (preferred)
  • Proficiency in Windows environment a development platform
  • Solid UNIX skills including UNIX shell commands, shell scripting and Ant; skills in remotely accessing systems via SSH, Telnet, FTP
  • Solid experience in testing methodologies, test-driven design and the creation of effective and reliable test cases
  • Familiarity with web security methodologies such as managing SSL certificates
  • Experience in designing and coding for web accessibility
  • Expertise in the authoring of technical requirements and the definition process
  • Good team skills – you can diplomatically negotiate and resolve conflicts
  • Willingness to travel as needed – you’re open to new places, new faces and new ideas

Got the goods? We’d love to hear from you.

About DigitasLBi 

We’ve got 40 offices in 25 countries, each one helping to upend and redefine the landscape of strategy, creativity, media and technology. We’re pumped about the accolades we’ve earned – such as Titanium Lions, Gold Pencils and making LinkedIn’s Most InDemand Employer List of 2014 – but what energizes us most is the people we work with, the clients we work for and the never-ending challenge that confronts us: Producing amazing creative, day after day.

On top of great values, great people and great clients, we’ve also got tons of perks that we’re proud to offer – things like flex vacation days, tuition reimbursement, gym membership discounts and anniversary gifts for the many people who’ve been with us 5, 10, 15, 20 years and more. And while we celebrate the people who’ve stuck by us and shaped us into the creative force that we are today, we’re always looking for great new talent help us grow even stronger. If that’s you, well, come join us

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or military status.